Friend wants to play roms on his DS.

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by The_Office_owns, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. The_Office_owns
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    The_Office_owns Advanced Member

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    What's the easiest and cheapest card you can get to do this? Sorry if this is posted in the wrong section.
     
  2. kevan

    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    R4. 'Nuff said.
     
  3. AceWarhead

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    Get a R4 And Download Wood
    Or for a slightly better experience, get an R4i Gold or Acekard.
     
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  4. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Guys, please don't just say "R4", or he's highly likely to buy a shitty clone.

    http://gbatemp.net/t290097-which-flash-cart-should-i-get
     
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  5. kevan

    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    Well if we say 'R4' and he buys an 'R4ITTIAK2i3DSXL/LL' it's his fault :P
     
  6. Bobbyloujo

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    Dude, I have one of those. Don't make fun.

    Well, an R4i Platinum... close enough.
     
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    Its quite funny, one good tap or if you take it apart to look at its innards it breaks. Its like it wants to die. :mellow:
     
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  9. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    If you say "Buy an R4" and he goes onto a site and sees a ton of "R4"s, he's going to think he can just pick one because you never told him the information he needs to know and that's your fault, not his.

    Brain-reading-over-the-internet technology is still a work-in-progress. For the time being if you want to tell somebody something, you'll need to actually say/type it.
     
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  10. kevan

    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    I was just kidding :P
     
  11. jimmyemunoz

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    Wow is all I got to say here.
     
  12. s4mid4re

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    wat?

    Anyways, the op hasn't specified which ds his friend has. From the fact that it is posted in the NDS section and not the 3ds section, I can deduct the 3ds, but that's not really enough info (not to mention that the 3ds section doesn't even have a section dedicated for flashcarts...). Anyways, look at Rydian's guide to see what you want, depending on the ds system your friend has.

    Just an overview:
    1) r4 original (wood compatible): cheapest and has great compatibility thanks to wood r4 (an alternate firmware that boosts compatibility and provides a more feature-rich GUI). Does not support SDHC cards (anything bigger than 2gb), nor does it support the dsi or 3ds.

    2) acekard 2i (with akaio): decent pricing and has great compatibility thanks to akaio (an alternate firmware blah blah blah [read above] for the acekard 2i). It supports SDHC cards (anything from 1gb~32gb) and has compatibility to the very latest dsi/3ds firmwares.

    3) r4i gold 3ds (from r4ids.cn): basically the same as ak2i, but uses wood r4 instead of akaio. Also supports SDHC and can run on the very latest dsi/3ds firmwares.

    4) SuperCard DSTwo: not really recommended if you just want to play roms on it, since the pricing is quite high. Has the above functions of r4i gold 3ds/ak2i, but has many other features that makes it price-worthy (such as a built-in gba emulator, real time save/guide, free cheat, a media player, etc...).